How Much Would a Jacob’s Usonian House Cost Today to Build?

I have been doing estimates on our home after refining the design over and over and began to think what it would cost to build the Jacobs home in today’s dollars in our area.

It has been awhile since I have posted and I will give an update soon but I wanted to get this out first.

Here are the rough material costs:

  • Foundation: $8,600 (slab construction)
  • Brick: $5,500
  • Board and Batten and Overhang wood: $10,000 (pine)
  • Framing: $10,000
  • Roof: $3,000
  • Plumbing, Electrical and Fixtures: $10,000
  • Cabinets: $10,000
  • Windows: $5,000
  • Heating: $8,000

So that makes around $70,000 in rough materials. Some substitutes would likely need to be done according to local building codes.

That is not including any permits, architect fees, utility hook ups, labour or land. If I had to guess based on a small lot (maybe a half acre), and standard labour rates around us, I would expect to pay around $150,000 more for the rest. That is about $220,000 when the average 3 bedroom raised ranch is going for $170,000 around here. Still not too bad.


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